At Last the 1948 Show




At Last the 1948 Show

From the British Film Institute



To be released: 9th September, will be posted after this date

Contains 3 discs WITH SUBTITLES

Director: Ian Fordyce

The most definitive release currently possible of this classic comedy series, produced by David Frost.
Written and performed by some of the UK’s best loved comedians.

A ground-breaking, splendidly silly and surreal comedy sketch series, written and performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, also starring the lovely Aimi MacDonald. This was a major milestone on the road to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Goodies and everything that came after.

This lovingly curated, new, deluxe three-disc set restores all the existing episodes from both series in the correct order, and is as complete as is currently possible. It includes all ten surviving episodes, two almost completely reconstructed episodes, and the complete audio of a further episode with fragments of film restored; all drawn from the vaults of the BFI National Archive, and proudly presented alongside an array of newly-filmed and archive extras.   

Includes the following extras:

Features the entire two series as they were originally broadcast on DVD for the very first time. 

Presented with incomplete episodes carefully reconstructed using audio recordings and shooting scripts in the correct chronological order.

Includes previously unseen episodes, fully constructed for the very first time, as well as rare audio recordings enabling the full 13 episodes with restored ad buffers and reinserted rare sound and image sequences.

Newly filmed in-depth interviews with John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Dee Time: A rare audio recording of the 1948 Show team’s uproarious but archivally-absent, (missing, believed wiped), 1967 appearance on the BBC chat show hosted by Simon Dee. PLUS Archive video interviews with John Cleese AND archive audio on-stage interviews with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi MacDonald.

Now and Then: Marty Feldman: rare film of the star in conversation in the late 1960s

Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the show by series expert Steve Bryant, the BFI’s Dick Fiddy, “not quite 500 words” by Tim Brooke-Taylor, historical notes on missing material by Chris Perry of Kaleidoscope and audio-recording authority Ray Frensham.

Additional information

Weight 0.185 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 2.5 cm